I just received this email warning from my aunt....
Emails w/pic's of Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment you open theses emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it !
This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel.
Confirmed at: http://www.snopes.co...osamahanged.asp
If you get an email along the lines of "Bin-Laden Captured" or "Osmama Hanged" don't open the attachment.
"Osama bin Laden Captured" isn't a virus in itself; it's the text message that includes that a link to a file called EXPLOIT.EXE. When a message recipient clicks on this link to view what he thinks are pic's of Osama
bin Laden's capture, he can end up dwn loading an executable Trojan known as Backdoor-AZU, BKDR_LARSLP.A, Download. Trojan, TrojanProxy.WIN32.Small.b, or WIN32.Slarp.
Clicking the embedded link in the "Osama bin Laden Captured" message auto-executes a file called "EXPLOIT.EXE," which exploits a known security hole to dwn load the Trojan.
According to McAfee Security:
The Trojan opens a random port on the victim's machine.
It sends the Port information to a webpage at IP address 126.96.36.199.
The Trojan listens on the open port for instructions and redirects traffic to other IP addresses.
Spammers and hackers can take advantage of compromised systems by using the infected computer as a
middleman, allowing them to pass info through it and remain anonymous.
I hope this is useful info.,